Wow! I had no idea it was headquartered in New Hampshire! Well, they do a good job here of “down home charm” and good customer service. And all The Pigs I have been in have an old look and feel to the store itself. Not sure how they achieve it but it’s there!
I have friends who visit Alabama, and always make a stop at The Pig. They are usually wanting specialty items like ginger beer or certain sauces that cannot be easily found. It’s worth a visit!
Still sounds good to me. I’ve always heard good things about Publix, too.
I try to visit grocery stores whenever I travel. I like to see what I can find that I can’t find at home.
Lockdown food: I’m used to shopping several times a week, buying what I want that night or the next day. Having to order a week and a half in advance is taking some getting used to. Tonight – working on clearing out the freezer and refrigerator, so not much digging:
Brooklyn Hot Dog Co. smoked, all beef, natural casing, un-cured (wink wink, nudge nudge) wieners (I get these at Central Market), gronsakskaka (veggie balls from Ikea) and a left over corn tortilla, reheated, buttered, as you used to do with warm tortillas served as an appetizer at Tex-Mex restaurants before chips and salsa took over the world.
And some Butter Pecan ice cream.
Looks like a great Cinco de Mayo meal!
Nope. Not nearly enough for a native Texan like me. Truth is, I forgot all about Cinco de Mayo.
Figured it was a hybrid, covid-19 version of a Cinco de Mayo meal! And the hotdogs do look awesome!
Hey, thanks for giving me an excuse! And yes, that’s exactly what it was. The only other bread in the house is some pitas – and maybe Iraqi flat breads – in the freezer somewhere. They’ve been in there a long time and wound up there because they weren’t very good. I over-toasted the tortilla so couldn’t roll ’em up.
Pretty good hotdogs. I’ve seen ’em before but first time buying them. Nice snap, one of ’em was a little ripped.
I thought I was tasting liquid smoke but it’s not listed. Nolan Ryan meats here puts out a couple of lines of dogs using liquid hickory smoke and too much of it for my taste.
Thank you for posting the hotdog link. I’m thinking about ordering some.
Nolan Ryan from baseball does meat??
Yup. He was born and raised in Alvin, a suburb of Houston on the SE side, now lives in Central Texas.
Products are carried by Kroger here and served at a few places. Looks like he’s got more restaurants and bars in Central and North Texas than here.
I’ve had both varieties of wieners. Not bad, but skinless.
Re: Brooklyn – like I said, 1st time trying and I have been reading Hot Dog Nation for a couple of months now and have only seen one mention so far so I don’t know what the reputation is. I haven’t tried searching for mentions there or here. But I prefer natural casing dogs and will always try them if I can find them in the stores; they aren’t common here, at hot dog joints or in stores. I have a limited selection.
I’m always looking for a better dog. These looks very good!
Very impressive comments here.
Pan-fried catfish filet – just chile-lime seasoning, some extra ground cumin and s&p, no batter or breading. Damn good. Using the chile-lime a lot – just came across it, from Bolner’s Fiesta brand spices out of San Antonio.
I had some leftover fried rice with vegs and scrambled eggs on the plate too, but it didn’t last until the fish came out of the pan so no pic.
Who knew the Aztecs invented Tamale Pie?????
HEB has partnered with some notable local chefs during the lockdown to offer some of their most popular dishes in versions grocery shoppers can take home and heat ‘n eat. This is from James Beard award winning chef Hugo Ortega’s Hugo’s restaurant, which I’ve never been to.
Much more subtly spiced that the usual Tex-Mex tamale pie!! and pretty good.
The jalapenos were really hot – unusual for a casserole purchased at a grocery store.
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